Salary $63,295.19 - $95,606.70 AnnuallyLocation Brooklyn Park, MNJob TypeFull-timeDepartmentHuman Services and Public HealthJob Number23HSPH287KC030
Closing3/14/2023 11:59 PM Central
DescriptionThe Human Services Adult Behavioral Health area is seeking to hire a Senior Social Worker (SSW) as part of a Co-Responder Team who will respond in real time with a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trained officer to behavioral health related 911 calls. The co-responder team will respond to a variety of call types and locations, including congregate living facilities. The team may respond with or in lieu of patrol officers to a call. In this role you will be responsible for completing a needs assessment and providing solution focused interventions in person, refer for follow-up, complete documentation and may provide training to police department staff on mental health related topics.Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visitemployee referral program.Location and hours:This position is on-site at the Brooklyn Park Police Department, 5400 85th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 and will require daily travel throughout cities within Hennepin County. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. with some limited evening engagement opportunities.About the position type:This is a full-time, benefit-earning position.This position is internally classified a Social Worker, Senior.Click here to view the job classification specification.In this position you will:
Respond with licensed peace officers to mental health and substance use crisis calls.
Conduct needs and risk assessments of adults, children and adolescents in crisis in a client’s home or community setting.
Utilize solution focused interventions and together with the individual in crisis, create a personalized crisis/safety plan that is culturally informed and person centered.
Coordinate placement into a facility that provides higher level of care when an individual is assessed to be unsafe to remain in the community.
Facilitate immediate service coordination with community providers and connect individuals to new and existing supports.
Provide consultation, support and resources to police officers when responding to behavioral health related calls.
Provide face-to-face and telephone therapeutic interventions; adjusting interventions based on environmental and safety factors.
Utilize state and county systems to document all assessments and case communications.
Work collaboratively with law enforcement to provide community outreach based on capacity.
Provide training and education to police department employees on mental health topics based on capacity.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Master's degree or higher in social work or closely related field with course work emphasis in areas such as social work methods, human growth and behavior, and principles of social welfare.
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or human services, and at least 18 semester (27 quarter) credits of graduate work in the above areas, and three years or more of full-time supervised experience as a social worker.
Licensed as a Graduate Social Worker by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
A valid driver's license and daily access to reliable transportation to travel primarily within the metro area to meet with persons in their residential settings and/or perform authorized off-site work duties and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County Driver's Permit to provide transportation as needed to essential services.
Nice to have:
Licensed or working towards licensure in any of the following:
Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LSGW), Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Serving individuals living with a mental health condition or substance use disorder.
Responding and assessing individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.
Collaborating with law enforcement to address the safety and needs of individuals.
Serving individuals who are involved in the criminal justice system.
Effectively interacting with people from diverse backgrounds including efforts towards disparity reduction.
Diversity of cultural and lifestyle experiences, beliefs and practices relating to spiritual, mental, and physical health, community, family structure and dynamics and disparities.
An understanding of race-based disparities and the impact of these disparities on the development of a community, social justice, corrective justice, socio-economic statuses, and the affects to overall health and wellness of populations.
County and community resources for mental health, substance use disorder, social services, and basic needs.
Harm reduction principles.
Trauma-informed care principles.
Social determinants of health.
Social work best practices and ethics.
Function well in fast-paced, unpredictable and challenging situations calling for sensitivity, flexibility, resourcefulness, and independent judgment.
Work well as a team.
Demonstrate strong interpersonal, organizational and computer skills.
Candidates with bilingual and/or multilingual skills are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.About the department:Human Services delivers a variety of services to individuals or families that assist with basic needs or encourage client change around specific objectives. We work with individuals as well as systems and communities in order to develop policy and advocate for the people we serve. The people we serve and our communities are connected. By helping one, we help the other. About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge.Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.Your future. Made here.This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.This position may have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data.